In the moment you receive that letter a million thoughts would cross your mind. First it’s the excitement, the curiosity of discovering that new place about which you heard so much. Just imagine yourself in all those pictures you saw on Instagram. The colorful tiles, the surf waves, the sunsets on Ribeira, the long nights with friends on the streets of Cedofeita. Next a whole bunch of questions will emerge: how would the people be?, how would I get their language?, it seems so complicated, would I adapt to this new culture, new University or job?, how would I live without my mom’s cooking?, and, the most important, accommodation… Where should I start looking? When? Which are the prices? What is the best area to live in? Is it safe?
Are you ready for the challenge? To find accommodation in Porto should be the first step of this adventure and it could be the most difficult one if you don’t understand the language or if you don’t know the market. Let us take care of it!
One former Erasmus student with work experience in the International Relations Office of two Portuguese Universities realized that finding a new home it might not be as easy as it seems. She took her own issues and all the problems she encountered during her search and started a new project designed to help all the students struggling out there. She established connections with people from all over the world and, for a better Portuguese insight she teamed up with a property manager in Porto. And like this came up Student at Home®
We will use our best efforts to facilitate your stay and find accommodation in Porto, a place you could call home for real. Take a look to our apartments or just drop us a quick e-mail and we will be more that happy to help you out.
“Here, at Student at Home, finding you the perfect place to stay for the next months is not just a job but it is our way to take part of your great adventure and make sure that all will be awesome!”
Simona & José